News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DATE:
 September 10, 2019
CONTACT: Kathy Sautter
716 635 5577

   
THEY’RE WORTH A SHOT! TOPS LAUNCHES FLU SHOT CAMPAIGN TO ENCOURAGE VACCINATIONS
WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. – Everyone knows the right thing to do is to get a flu shot to prevent the spread of this highly communicable illness, but did you know that last year only about half of adults ages 18-64 got a flu shot? At Tops our Pharmacists’ number one priority is health in our community so this year we are expanding our program to try to increase vaccination rates. So whether you’re getting vaccinated to make sure your loved ones are kept free from the flu, your coworkers, or simply to take better care of your own personal health-THEY’RE and YOU’RE worth a shot.

According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) about 8% of the U.S. population gets sick from the flu each season. A 2018 study done by the CDC noted that “getting a flu shot reduced a pregnant woman’s risk of being hospitalized with flu by an average of 40 percent,” and in 2017 a study conducted by the CDC noted that “the flu vaccination can significantly reduce a child’s risk of dying from influenza.”

So what are you waiting for? • Tops offers vaccinations at any Tops location that has a pharmacy • Flu shots are available during normal pharmacy hours • Vaccinations last six months • Flu shot are ideal for those 18-64 years of age • $0 copay for most insured patients, $37.99 for uninsured with Tops Bonus Plus Card As an employer Tops is also happy to arrange flu clinics at your place of business. By providing flu vaccinations to your associates you are not only decreasing your healthcare costs, but also absenteeism. Your employees will appreciate the convenience, but also the fact that they are reducing their risk of having to visit the doctor during flu season by 40-60%! To learn more or to sign up for your on-site company flu shot clinic, contact Jamie Keller, clinical pharmacy specialist for Tops at 716-698-2965 today!

For a list of Tops Pharmacy’s and hours please visit https://www.topsmarkets.com/StoreLocator/RX/?State=

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About Tops Friendly Markets Tops Markets, LLC is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 159 full-service supermarkets with five additional franchise stores and is the largest private, for-profit employer in Western New York. As a leading grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, and western Vermont, and with the support of 14,000 associates, our core mission is to help our communities flourish. We support programs that seek to eradicate hunger and disease; promote the education of our youth; and to ensure we reduce environmental waste and energy consumption while providing our customers with sustainably sourced, high quality products. For more information, visit www.topsmarkets.com

 

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